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 Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be answerable to the Chief Officer and will be deployed as Head of Department.

Duties and responsibilities will involve:

  • Implementation of the Strategic Plan and objectives of the Department;
  • Handling technical, administrative, human resource, budgetary and assets management issues;
  • Team building  and   setting   performance   targets   and   standards   in consultation with the Chief Officer;
  • Addressing stakeholders     concerns     and     instituting     operational accountability;
  • Incorporating new initiatives into the department’s schemes of work;
  • Participating in the formulation, development, implementation, monitoring and review of policies, laws and strategies in the agricultural sector.
  • Cost effective research to advance County and Sectoral priorities;
  • Modernize and make extension services responsive to customer needs;
  • Update and rationalize technical training;
  • Maximize sustainable gains from crop development activities;
  • Devise and apply strategies to maximize value of land and optimize its use for alternative purposes;
  • Promote value addition to agricultural produce, standardization and market linkages; and
  • Enhance synergies between the County, the Ministry and its State Corporations.

Qualifications

  • Have at least served as an Assistant Director of Agriculture or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three (3) years. Officers who have served in job group N and above for at least six(6) years are eligible to apply
  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Food Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Natural Resource Management, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Education or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Demonstrated a high degree of administrative capability, technical and professional competence as reflected in work performance and
  • Have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized
  • Have a Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and,
  • Have shown outstanding administrative capability and professional competence.

How to Apply
Each application should be accompanied by a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant Academic and Professional
Certificates/Registration licenses, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials and other relevant documents. Nakuru County residents will be required to indicate their sub-county and ward of residence in the
Curriculum Vitae.

Each application should be submitted in a sealed envelope with the POSITION APPLIED FOR CLEARLY MARKED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENVELOPE and addressed to:

THE SECRETARY
NAKURU COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P. O BOX 2870-00200,
NAKURU

Applications can be submitted either through post or hand delivered to our offices at the Provincial Public Works Building, off the Nakuru – Kabarak Road along prisons road – Nakuru. All applications should be submitted on or before 18th March, 2020 by 5.00pm.